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The options for Honors Science courses at College of Charleston are extremely specific. There are exactly three options for those who are planning on majoring in the Sciences and two for those who are not. Honors Geology, Hons 155, is one of those two options, and it is incredibly beneficial to any and all majors – whether that be Education, History, or Marketing!

1.  Incorporation of Local, National, and International Current Events

Hons 155, like all Honors courses, places an emphasis on how what is currently being learned within the classroom can be applied to both the local community and the larger world. Most Sciences solely focus on experiments as well as known or proven information. However, Hons 155 combines what is known about the history of earth with problems that need to be solved today.

2. Close Community of Students

Hons 155 is generally taken within the first year of school, and in some cases, in the first semester. So, for many students, this is their first Honors course and in order to succeed, they need a close community of peers who understand the curriculum and the stresses of their first year of school. This course provides students of all majors and with all academic interests a close community to support and bond with.

3. Great First Year Course

As mentioned, Hons 155 is often taken by many First-Year students, and it is the perfect course for Honors students to take in order to get acclimated to the Honors College curriculum at College of Charleston. This course covers the history of Charleston as well as the future of the surrounding cities. Regardless of major, it is so important that students understand their home – at least their college home – and how they, as individuals, can impact it.

4. Knowledge Applicable to Any Subject

The knowledge gained from Hons 155 is undeniably applicable to any subject or potential job. Aside from deeply knowing and understanding the surrounding cities and their ecosystems, this course provides students with a detailed history of earth and its formation. Before moving or traveling, it is imperative that one understands the place that they are going – and this course truly helps with that.

Ultimately, Hons 155 at College of Charleston is a course that is beneficial to students of any major and academic interest. This course explores both the history of local areas and those halfway across the world. By better understanding ecosystems and the earth’s formations everywhere, students develop their own sense of self within the world as a whole.


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Kyra Swartz

I am a sophomore at the Honors College at College of Charleston. There I am a double major in Early Childhood Education and English with a concentration in Creative Writing!


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